Dem Sen. Jones ‘Absolutely Confident’ Congress Can Reach Border Security Deal

TRENT BAKER

Sunday on MSNBC’s “Kasie DC,” Sen. Doug Jones (D-AL) voiced his confidence in Congress’ ability to reach a border security deal, even though President Donald Trump put the chance at “less than 50/50.”

However, Jones said Trump poses the “biggest problem” because of his tendency to “move the goal posts.”

“I am absolutely confident my colleagues can strike a deal,” Jones stated. “I think the biggest problem is the president. He has this tendency to walk back what he says and move, as you’ve heard tonight, move the goal posts. I think, you know, my colleagues in the Senate and in the House can strike a deal — this may take longer than three weeks but if they’re making progress, I think question do something to extend that. But I have absolute confidence. We did this deal … I think they can do it again.”

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